Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Blog Tour, Review and Giveway: Ashley Lavering's "After Star"

After Star Release and Giveaway
YA Paranormal Romance
by Ashley Lavering

 Will Tayla and James
find their happily-ever-after?
Find out now!

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After Star
book three in the Curse of the Beast Series by Ashley Lavering:

A Choice
was Made
Curse was Broken
the Wolf Remains
Tayla’s life changed forever the day
she became a werewolf in James’ pack (aka Beast). Now they must flee their
Wyoming home to escape the increasing wolf hunts caused by Kyle. With
James, her alpha and intended mate, she finds refuge in the remote area of
Crouch, Idaho. 

Now that she's settled in to her new
home with the man of her dreams by her side, Tayla wonders if she’s finally
found some peace, but it doesn't take long for enemies to find her. They taunt
her with secrets from James’ past, and revenge stalks the pack at
every turn. 

When James
is severely wounded with an unknown poison, it is up to
Tayla and her best friend, Chel, to solve the mystery of the poison’s
origin and find a cure. Will they be strong enough to handle the truth
they discover and defeat their enemies? Or will time run out and werewolves
A clean Young Adult Paranormal Romance)


This story was so exciting and had my attention from the first page until the very last!! I was latterly glued to my iPad anxious to see what would happen next and how the characters were going to get around all the intriguing problems Ashley kept throwing at them!! Just when I thought ok, I think I've got this figured out, there was a huge twist I never saw coming.
Even though I didn't read the other books, I never felt lost or confused while reading "After Star". Ashley did an amazing job of reviewing the background on these characters without making it boring or taking the excitement out of the current story.  I'll tell y'all what, I've already bought the other books and I'm going back to start them NOW!!! Don't miss this book y'all!!


The house
smelled like I’d just walked into a Tuscan Villa. Roasted tomatoes and pasta
with… I inhaled again, sautéed portabella mushrooms, yum. My stomach rumbled.
James bent over to get two plates heaped with yumminess out of the oven. The
sight of him in his cream colored apron and those tight Wrangler jeans made it
a toss-up as to what I was hungrier for, him or the pasta. He set the plates on
the stove top, and I closed the distance between us. I threw my arms around his
neck and kissed his throat. “I am so in love with you right now.”
His arms
squeezed me closer. “Hmm, are you sure it isn’t the food talking?”
I laughed. “It
might’ve added more to your charm tonight than usual.”
“That hungry,
huh?” The silver streaks in his eyes conveyed his double meaning, leaving me at
a loss for words as my stomach fluttered, and I blushed.
“Eww you guys.
Get a room,” Erika said, pushing us playfully out of her way. “So does the
teacher get any dinner? I worked hard, too, so stop ogling each other, and feed
me.” She grinned.
We chuckled, and
he handed her a plate. She sat at the table and dug in. My stomach twisted in
hunger as I watched her. That blending-in-with-nature exercise was energy
zapping work. I hadn’t been this hungry in a while.
James stroked my
cheek. “You better eat, too. Sounds like progress was made, and it carved a
hole in both of your stomachs.” The hopefulness in his voice made me glad I
hadn’t failed today’s lesson.
“I did have a
little success.” I teased him with my vagueness. Smiling sweetly at him, I
grabbed my plate and joined Erika, who was smirking behind her glass of water.
“Out with it you
two.” James sat next to us. “From the way you both are grinning, and the fact
that you are hours late tells me something big happened.”
“Go ahead,” I
said to Erika, who was bursting to share the news.
“Tayla, blended
with a fir tree! She did such a great job, I had to coach her back to her human
rhythm.” Erika plopped a forkful of pasta between her lips, her eyes glowing
with pride.
James’ mouth
fell open. “No?”
Erika’s smile
grew, and she swallowed. “I am so glad you found her and brought her into the
pack, James. I will finally have someone to teach all my secrets to.”
My lips
stretched into a full blown smile. “James, did you hear that! We can train
together. This is going to be fun!”
Erika threw
James a sarcastic smile, and they both looked at me with amusement. “What? I am
just excited.” Finally, I was good at something werewolf.
“We aren’t
laughing at you, Tayla. I was just teasing James. You see he has talent, but
nothing like the raw skill you possess to master it like I have,” Erika said.
“I have never
fully melded my rhythm with anything. I am excellent at mimicking, but could
never understand the depth Erika always spoke of. It is truly an amazing gift
you have, Tayla.” He touched my knee and looked at me with such admiration that
I blushed.
“Really, it was
Erika. I couldn’t have done it without her guiding me. I’m not really even sure
I can do it again.”
“Oh, she’ll do
it again.” Erika winked at me. “She’s experienced the high and is now addicted.
I don’t know, James, you might lose her to the forest.”
“Then I’ll just
have to entertain her better.” He gave me a wicked grin.
“You’re in a
mood,” I whispered, needing to fan my flushed cheeks and settle my fiery nerves.


About Ashley Lavering:

In addition to being a mother and
wife, I teach at a charter school and enjoy scuba diving. I love to be
adventurous and try new and exciting things. Some of the things I have done are
sky diving, glacier hiking, cave spelunking, and kayaking on the ocean. I want
to experience the world, but will never be able to see it all, so I write. It
is like the world is at my figure tips when I open a word document and delve
into another story.  Oh, the places
you'll go as Dr. Seuss says.


Connect with me here:

Check out Ashley’s first two books
in this compelling Young Adult paranormal romance series and retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a werewolf twist.

Book One
Curse of the Beast

Book Two
Star Cursed


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